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WDYTYA Magazines

I have No.s 1-120 plus cd's where appropriate of the magazine. Does anyone require any issues before I dispose of everything? Downsize means I nolonger have storage room.

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Looking for relatives of 'Lisbon Maru' POWs

On the back page of my newspaper yesterday was an advertisement with a brief account of the sinking of the cargo ship Lisbon Maru. She was taking more than 1800 British POWs to Japan after the fall of Hong Kong in 1941. Tragically the ship, which was unmarked, was torpedoed by a US submarine with the loss of over 800 prisoners. The rest were taken to Japan where many more died.
It is a tragedy ...
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No photos of grandfather.

While researching my adoptive parents family it was a disappointment that dad did not have any photos of his father,he died in USA 1935.I often wondered how alike he would have been to my dad.
During my research I found online a short service enlistment form for grandfather from 1910 I also have my dad`s enlistment form for the Royal Marines in WW2.The physical descriptions on both forms differ,apart from an inch in height,only in ...
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Scottish electoral registers on ancestry

Has anyone had luck with these records for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire that have been put on their website by ancestry. I cannot find any reference or mention of the on their site and I have a number of ancestors from the area. If someone does find them can they let us know.
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Banns read after Marriage!

My 3'GGrandparents Samuel Loney and Ann Green, Married on 8th November 1823 at St John, Hackney
I have just seen the banns register entry (same church) and the last banns were read on 9th November, the day after the Marriage took place!
Anyone come across this type of thing before?

EDIT: Just found another entry for same couple on the previous page of register, and this shows all banns dated a week earlier than later ...
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Forum app updated

Sorry for the huge delay. This is just to announce that the WDYTYA Forum app has been updated and is now available on the App Store or Google Play. Thank you for your patience!

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How much chance for this to happen

Parents, the husband is purely White, the wife is white/yellow, giving birth to a completely black child.
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North Yorkshire archive

This proposal from North Yorkshire does seem to rely on digitisation (a very expensive option) but it is unclear what the future is. ... your-views
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TNA transcriptions

Anyone researching Naval ancestors might like to be aware that records from document BT 377/7 (online) are poor and mistranscribed (Hampstead, London described as being in North Wales; Lambeth, London as being in South Wales and Sydney as being 'Near South Wales" (only about 12,000 miles away in Australia). It is probably not the transcribers fault but the instructions that TNA (The National Archives) gave them. For some people there as many as 4 microfiche ...
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New Archives Card

I don't like the idea of this new card to replace the CARN card (which is not acceptable everywhere) in September. I can't see that 90,000 new cards are going to be enough and although we will not have to pay (apart from bringing a passport photograph) there are some serious issues in my view, not least that the national archives in the separate parts of the UK have their own systems. I was told ...
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